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    I need to get a new wireless router for home as the one I have isn't compatible with some VPN software I need to use. I don't want to spend a fortune because the one I have works perfect for everything else and obviously it feels like a waste of money buying a new one but I have no choice.

    Can anyone suggest a reliable and reasonably priced router? I may see what I can find on eBay.

    Could I buy just a normal ADSL model with ethernet port and attach the wireless router I have at the moment to it for wireless connectivity?
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    wht is ur existing ruter? is it a Alsl? / cable?

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    Could I buy just a normal ADSL model with ethernet port and attach the wireless router I have at the moment to it for wireless connectivity?
    Yes, this would work but if the problem is with VPN /PPTP PASSTHROUGH this won't help you.

    What exactly is the problem you're having?

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    It's an ADSL router.

    What exactly is the problem you're having?
    I'm using Cisco VPN software to connect to a VPN and for some reason it won't connect through the Linksys router I have, apparantly it's not compatible according to a Google search, so I need to find a router that will work. With a standard ADSL modem I can connect fine so it's definately the router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    It's an ADSL router.


    I'm using Cisco VPN software to connect to a VPN and for some reason it won't connect through the Linksys router I have...
    That's very interesting. I have had no success with getting my VPN working and I too use a wireless router (NetGear).
    I must try a direct connection and see if that solves my problem!

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    It is not a NAT-traversal problem, then, but a straight incompatibility?
    Unfortunately most consumer modem/routers are pretty terrible.
    Draytek are usually a decent enough step up for SOHO type operation. Try the Draytek Vigor 2700.

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    The Cisco VPN uses IPSEC and you will need to make sure that

    a) your router suports IPSEC pass-through

    b) that IPSEC pass-through is enabled and configured on said router.

    c) Windows Firewall is either off or configured to allow the CISCO VPN and IPSEC.

    By the way which Model of Linksys router are you using. Linksys is a Cisco company so I'd be very suprised if IPSEC-Passthrough is not supported.
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    The Cisco VPN uses IPSEC and you will need to make sure that
    Yes I've enabled that on the router but it's not having any of it and lots of forums says it's an incompatibility issue.

    WAG54GS is the router model.

    It is not a NAT-traversal problem, then, but a straight incompatibility?
    No idea.

    Problem I have is that I need to find one which works, obviously not all do.
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    I'm a Netgear person myself and like and use many of them, but perhaps as Tom has suggested try a Draytek router, they do cost a chunk more than Netgears but they are a more business / SOHO product.

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    I've been looking at Draytek routers but they cost more than I'm wanting to pay, unless I pick one up on eBay. I'm going to see if my Linksys router is still under guarantee and return it if I can. If not then I may try another Linksys router as the new ones are compatible I'm told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I've been looking at Draytek routers but they cost more than I'm wanting to pay, unless I pick one up on eBay. I'm going to see if my Linksys router is still under guarantee and return it if I can. If not then I may try another Linksys router as the new ones are compatible I'm told.
    I had a linksys. For 24 hours, then it went back. It *said* vpn passthru on the specs and box, it just didn't actually pass any vpn traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    I had a linksys. For 24 hours, then it went back. It *said* vpn passthru on the specs and box, it just didn't actually pass any vpn traffic.
    I was able to connect to a VPN using the built in Windows connection stuff but not with this Cisco software.

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    Problem solved. Managed to get PC World (Eugh) to change the router for another one. Same brand but different model and it works a treat.



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